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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my eggs in my mini incubator are On day 20. The temp has dropped to 97 or 98 degrees and I'm not sure how to get it back up with out messing with the eggs too much so I guess I'll just wait it out and see what if anything happens tomorrow. :/
     
  2. DarthLayer

    DarthLayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info! I really appreciate. Well I was going to wait till tonight so it would be easier to see in them but the room there in is kinda dark so I just did it now and all 14 have development in them. I was not expecting that ( especially since 12 of them were shipped and 2 were from my flock ) but I know the saying don't count your chicks before they hatch! I will keep everybody updated when I candle them at Day 14 and 18 and when they hatch.
     
  3. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My whole flock is about 5 months old. So somewhere in there. Thanks!
     
  4. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot who talked about fermenting feed and a demo at the Poultry Fest. My memory has been bad for ...... I don't remember how long. The '60's were fun, I think.

    Anyhow, I did a little research and found a couple of sites that dealt with the whole deal.

    From a pure, natural viewpoint:
    http://naturalchickenkeeping.blogspot.ca/p/fermented-feed.html

    From a practical "Awww heck, let's just haul off and do it" viewpoint:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/644300/fermenting-feed-for-meat-birds
    (Go to the 4th posting for an overview.)

    John
     
  5. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's because you never know when or if an earthquake is coming, silly! We do have a lot of false alarms here about tornados/ice storms/snow storms, but at least there is a warning. One day, you'll see. California will fall of the west coast. I've been hearing that since 1970, and it will happen very soon now.
     
  6. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    John
    Alright, the eggs are in the mail. Should show up any month or 5 from today, let me know when they do. You know how snail mail is nowadays.


    Now, for the bonus question:

    Who is Foghorn Leghorn's personality/way of talking from? Who were the makers of FL making fun of?
     
  7. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes that's terrible news, Shawna.

    On another note, I always love it when the MIL shows up for an unannounced inspection. Keeps me on my toes.

    Also, tho, I'd have a serious talk with my MIL about these visits. One way to stop them is to open the door when an unexpected/unwanted visitor arrives. Do that naked. It will stop unwanted visitors from coming over, especially if they just walk into the house!
     
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  8. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice. I was upset when my DW came home with cedar shingles, but now that they are on the coop, I love 'em. Even enough to tell the DW she made a great choice!

    When you get it all done, or at least 98%, you can sit back and enjoy the flock!
     
  9. Webechickens

    Webechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Senator Claghorn?
     
  10. amwchickin

    amwchickin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have spent the last hour catching up on the thread and I'm just rolling with some of the back and forth comments from Too Fast and Old Salt!

    It has been just too hot, I know I don't want to be outside for long, I can't imagine how my chickens and turkeys feel. I'm doing everything I can to keep them comfortable, fresh fruit and all..so of course I'm seeing interesting waste deposits all over the back yard.

    I'm still waiting on the first egg from my girls, but who wants to push those out in this heat! They would rather just flop around in the dust!

    I have some younger birds in another run and they have become little Houdini's jumping out when I have the door open. I just LOVE chasing scared little chickens!!! And some does the dog (Australian Shepherd ((pregnant in this heat)) - really using her herding skills now).

    I'm picking up some Bantam Cochins tomorrow as my birthday present to myself. All I wanted was chickens! So I will get to spend some time dealing with quarantine and introduction!

    ***And welcome to the new Southern Indiana people!!
     
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